In today’s hurried world, many individuals naturally look younger than others of their same age and gender. This has led many individuals to look for products – both natural and synthetic – that are intended to make them look and feel a lot younger. This means that they expect to have flawlessly beautiful skin, improved muscular strength, and improved overall performance just like they used to be when they were still much younger. In fact, with legends of the unending search for the Fountain of Youth, many are embarking on their modern interpretation of discovery and adventure.
As such, many are now looking at certain anti-ageing supplements that promise to reverse the effects of aging. Many of these products contain all-natural ingredients with some as constituents of ordinary food items. In fact, if you are going to look at an Essential Health Foods FB page you can somehow get the idea of how these anti-ageing formulations really work. Loosely defined, anti-ageing supplements are products that are designed to make subtle changes in the body’s metabolic processes in order to slow down the effects of aging.
Before you can begin to understand how anti-ageing products or supplements work to reverse the effects of aging, it is imperative to look at what happens with aging in the first place.
The human body is composed of an infinite number of cells that, when clustered together, produce tissues. These tissues make up the different organs of the body – from the skin and hair to the brain, bones, muscles, and heart and everything else that you know about the human body. When cells are formed, they need nutrients or certain chemicals that provide the building blocks for cells. Consider the cell as your house. You cannot build a house without construction materials like wood, gravel, iron, cement, and sand, to name a few. In other words, the body needs all of these ‘construction materials’ in order to produce or build cells. Now, there are also chemicals that are needed to provide the instructions on how the different building materials need to be used. There are also chemicals that make sure the different components stick together. In other words, your body needs a lot of chemicals or molecules in order to produce a single cell.
Now, as man grows older, some of the building blocks of cells have started to wear off. Just like your house. Over time, paint will peel off and metal components will rust. The same thing happens to the different cells of the body. The structural integrity of the cells weaken over time because there are no new construction materials being placed. And when this happens, you now see the effects of aging. You will see sagging skin, skin that is full of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as skin that has plenty of age spots. Your muscles begin to lose their contractile properties leading to diminished strength and tone. Your bones begin to lose some of its minerals so you are now more prone to bone problems like fractures and arthritis. In other words, the different cells of your body is simply not being replenished with nutrients or the necessary building blocks anymore.
Just like your house that is already weakened with time, your body also requires some form of renovation or remodeling. This is where anti-ageing supplements come in.
If you are going to look at available anti-ageing supplements in the market today, many contain amino acids and phospholipids that are essential for cellular growth and integrity. The amino acids are the simplest forms of protein necessary for building healthier and more optimized cells and tissues. Phospholipids, on the other hand, function to keep the walls of the cells impermeable to harmful substances as well as protect the insides of the cell against foreign invaders.
Anti-ageing supplements do not necessarily stop the aging process. However, because they provide reinforcement to existing cellular structures and processes, these products are able to prolong the lifespan of individual cells. Tissues are able to function optimally and the different metabolic and physiologic processes of the body become more efficient. The obvious results include more vibrant skin, less visible fine lines and wrinkles, significantly improved muscle tone and strength, and overall enhanced performance. In some cases, even sexual lives are known to be dramatically improved by anti-ageing supplements.
Like all supplements it is always best to seek your doctor’s advice before taking any of these so-called anti-ageing products. While the ingredients are all-natural, it does not necessarily mean that it does not have any side effects. Different individuals react differently to the same ingredient. Be smart enough to seek medical advice if you are not sure whether an anti-ageing supplement is right for you or not.